Cheltenham Gold Cup 4 Or 5 Places Each Way

A guide to the bookmakers offering additional each way places at sport's biggest events.

Gold Cup Additional Each Way Places

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is the highlight of the National Hunt season and is eagerly anticipated as the highlight of the Cheltenham Festival. The 2019 Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday 16th October 2019 is expected to see an unusually large field and that will ensure that a number of online bookmakers will offer 4 places each way and potentially even 5 places each way at the Cheltenham showpiece race. Despite relatively small fields, a number of online bookmakers are always looking to give their customers value, so more additional each way spots are certainly not out of the question in 2019. So 4 places each way or potentially even 5 places at the 2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup is a distinct possibility as bookmakers look to offer maximum profit opportunity for their customers. It's certainly a promotion which will drive 2019 Cheltenham Festival new customer numbers for savvy bookmakers.

2019 Gold Cup 4 Places Each Way

The Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase is the Blue Riband race of the National Hunt season. Field sizes have varied from 16 in 2009 and 2015, to just 9 in 2016. 2017 saw 13 runners go to post for the stiff 3 and 1/2 mile race and that creates a huge opportunity for each way punters. The Jockey Club in 2013 stated that in handicap races with more than 16 runners each way terms should be 1/4 odds on places 1-2-3-4. The Gold Cup is no Handicap, BUT for championship races the online bookmakers also tend to use the Jockey Club rule as a guideline. So although nothing is confirmed - as yet - for the 2019 running expect selective bookmakers to offer 4 places each way and potentially 5 places each way on the Cheltenham Gold Cup. 2017 saw Paddy Power offer-up 4 places each-way at 1/5 odds for Gold Cup punters.

With anything as low as 9 runners across recent renewals, online bookmakers payout the standard 3 places each way at 1/4 odds and more commonly 1/5 odds . However the Gold Cup is so popular with punters desperate for a serious bet, that a growing number of bookmakers over recent seasons have promoted an additional place or potentially two, with 4 or even 5 places at the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Naturally 4 places covers circa 25% of the field - a situation which can only drive the chances of profit.

At the time of writing, no bookmakers have extended beyond the standard 3 places each way terms. As soon as this changes we'll confirm details here.

For Cheltenham Ante-Post punters, bet365 have the most comprehensive horse racing offering:

bet365 bet365 Cheltenham Festival Promotions

1/4 odds each-way on ALL 28 Festival Races

  • Many other bookmakers offer 1/5 odds on a number of Festival races whereas bet365 promise to offer 1/4 odds on ALL 28 races for the 2019 Cheltenham Festival.

Best Odds Guaranteed on ALL 28 Festival Races Ante-Post

  • bet365 offer Best Odds Guaranteed on every horse and greyhound race - every day!
  • When you place your bet with bet365, take the price on your selection - and if the SP is bigger they will pay you out at the bigger odds! Ante-Post, Tote/Pari-Mutuel (bets and dividends), 'Not to Win', Enhanced Win, Cover Bets and In-Play bets are excluded.
  • This offer includes Board Prices, bet365 Early Prices, singles and multiples as well as Showcast bets on all racing where a fixed price is offered. Offer applies to bets placed on Win and Each Way Fixed Odds markets and Enhanced Place Terms markets only. All other markets, including adjusted place terms (Each Way Extra), Ante-Post bets (unless otherwise stated) and Tote/Pari-Mutuel (bets and dividends), are excluded from this offer. All racing in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong is excluded.
  • For example, if you take an Early Price of 3/1 and your selection wins at 4/1, you get paid at 4/1!
  • T&Cs apply. Further details.

ITV Racing 4/1 Offer

  • Back any single winner at 4/1 or more on any race televised live on ITV Racing and you can have a risk free bet to the same stake (up to £50*) on the next race broadcast live on ITV Racing. This offer applies to the FIRST single bet placed by a customer on each race shown live on ITV Racing.
  • If your risk free bet also wins at odds of 4/1 or more, you qualify for a risk free bet on the next race televised live on ITV Racing. Keep backing those winners and bet365 will keep giving you risk free bets! If your risk free bet loses, your stake (up to £50*) will be refunded to your account.
  • This offer will not apply where a stake has been fully Cashed Out. Where a stake has been partially Cashed Out, any refund amount or subsequent risk free bet amount will be equal to the remaining active stake. If a qualifying bet is edited using our Edit Bet feature, any refund amount will be equal to the new stake and not the original stake. Where a risk free bet is changed using Edit Bet, no refund will be given and the offer will no longer apply. Where more than one selection in the same race is placed on the same bet slip, the first selection is deemed to be the one which is highest on the bet slip. Offer applies to bets placed on Win and Each-Way Fixed Odds markets and Enhanced Place Terms markets only. All other markets, including adjusted place terms (Each Way Extra), Ante-Post bets and Tote/Pari-Mutuel (bets and dividends), are excluded from this offer.
  • Bets must be placed in the usual way and can be paid for from either your Withdrawable Balance or Bet Credits. Bets placed from your Withdrawable Balance will be refunded to your Withdrawable Balance and bets placed with Bet Credits will be refunded as Bet Credits.
  • *or currency equivalent.
  • Only available to new and eligible customers.
  • T&Cs apply. Further details.

bet365 bet365 Sportsbook - New Customer Offer: Up to £100 in Bet Credits, use bonus code SPORT100 and this qualifying link to claim.

  • New Customers only. Up to £100* in Bet Credits. Sign up, deposit £5 or more to your account and bet365 will match your qualifying deposit in Bet Credits when you place qualifying bets to the same value and they are settled. Min odds/bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. T&Cs, time limits & exclusions apply. Claim your offer here. Simply use SPORT100 in the bonus code section when registering. Republic of Ireland resident new customers receive € currency equivalent.

* Republic of Ireland resident new customers receive € currency equivalent.


Gold Cup Each Way Places Tracker

We track the value dished out by online bookmakers across the major National Hunt races. Extended each way terms gives punters a huge boost in terms of profit potential and is the perfect promotion for those who love to back big priced long shots. With some High Street bookmakers still categorically giving their customers the standard each way terms, savvy online punters have been using online bookmakers who have been offering far better value to their customers now for years.

The 2017 renewal of the Cheltenham Gold Cup saw 13 starters go to post and some extended each way place offers were available.

2017 Each Way Terms Offered:

  • 4 places each way - 1/5 odds: Paddy Power.
  • 3 places each way - 1/4 odds: bet365, Betfred, BetVictor, Coral, Ladbrokes, Totesport.
  • 3 places each way - 1/5 odds: Betfair Sportsbook, William Hill.

Here's a breakdown of the horses and their prices that have been paid out on over and above the standard 3 places each way in the Gold Cup from 2017 onwards:

  • 2017: 4th Djakadam 3/1F

Cheltenham Gold Cup Recent Results:

  • 2017 Sizing John RM Power Mrs J Harrington 7/1 13 runners
  • 2016 Don Cossack BJ Cooper G Elliott 9/4F 9 runners
  • 2015 Coneygree Nd Boinville M Bradstock 7/1 16 runners
  • 2014 Lord Windermere DN Russell JH Culloty 20/1 13 runners
  • 2013 Bobsworth BJ Geraghty NJ Henderson 11/4F 9 runners
  • 2012 Synchronised AP McCoy JJ O'Neill 8/1 14 runners
  • 2011 Long Run S Waley-Cohen NJ Henderson 7/2F 13 runners
  • 2010 Imperial Commander P Brennan NA Twiston-Davies 7/1 11 runners
  • 2009 Kauto Star R Walsh PF Nicholls 7/4F 16 runners
  • 2008 Denman S Thomas PF Nicholls 9/4 12 runners


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